Genetic Symphony

Finnish researchers examined the effects of classical music on the brain at the molecular level on both musically experienced (48) and inexperienced (15) people. Genetic activity increased for the "feel-good" hormone dopamine, as well as genes involved in memory, learning and synaptic activity. Genes associated with neuro-degeneration were less active. Only musically experienced participants exhibited these effects.  PositiveTip: Get…

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Addiction: Rich Foods

One study found that when rats were given unrestricted access to tasty, calorie-rich food they ate twice as much and gained substantial weight.Measurements in their brains indicated that the threshold for experiencing reward was elevated (in other words, they worked harder for the brain stimulus) and their overeating was not diminished by electrical shock to…

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Tell Me More about ADHD

What exactly is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?In a previous blog we discussed ADD; many of the features from ADD overlap into ADHD. Someone with ADHD may have some or all of the following symptoms:

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